Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Million Eyes by C.R. Berry - Book Tour & Review



Million Eyes


How do you fight an enemy who has a million eyes?
What if we’re living in an alternate timeline? What if the car crash that killed Princess Diana, the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, and the shooting of King William II weren’t supposed to happen?
Ex-history teacher Gregory Ferro finds evidence that a cabal of time travellers is responsible for several key events in our history. These events all seem to hinge on a dry textbook published in 1995, referenced in a history book written in 1977 and mentioned in a letter to Edward III in 1348.
Ferro teams up with down-on-her-luck graduate Jennifer Larson to get to the truth and discover the relevance of a book that seems to defy the arrow of time. But the time travellers are watching closely. Soon the duo are targeted by assassins willing to rewrite history to bury them.
Million Eyes is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller about power, corruption and destiny.

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My Review
Million Eyes is a exciting time travel thriller that had me intrigued and kept me on my toes the entire time. It makes readers think and wonder, what if time travel were real? What if historical events didn't happen the way we'd always been told? What if...?
The story follows Gregory Ferro, an ex-history teacher, and Jennifer Larson, a college graduate with a degree in history, as they work to uncover the truth behind the strange, new details they've discovered about key historical events. Did time travelers really have something to do with William II or Princess Diana? And if so, what are two normal, everyday people going to do about it?
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Gregory and Jennifer. They did remind me a bit of Mulder and Scully (huge X-Files nerd here!), but they also had a sort of Doctor and companion vibe as well (also a huge Doctor Who nerd; my husband and I even had a DW themed wedding). 
There was a lot of intriguing details, and the conspiracy theories were actually pretty fascinating. I liked that about the book. 
The one thing that confused me at first was the title (although I had my own ideas about it), but around the 1/4 way through mark (25% or so), things started to click, and it made a lot more sense to me. I was like, "Uh-oh...I think I know what might be going on." I won't spoil whether my speculations were correct or not, though, only because I don't want to spoil anything. 
Million Eyes is one heck of a thrill-ride, and I am really hoping there will be more books!
4 stars!


Author Bio –
C.R. Berry caught the writing bug at the tender age of four and has never recovered. His earliest stories were filled with witches, monsters, evil headteachers, Disney characters and the occasional Dalek. He realised pretty quickly that his favourite characters were usually the villains. He wonders if that’s what led him to become a criminal lawyer. It’s certainly why he’s taken to writing conspiracy thrillers, where the baddies are numerous and everywhere.
After a few years getting a more rounded view of human nature’s darker side, he quit lawyering and turned to writing full-time. He now works as a freelance copywriter and novelist and blogs about conspiracy theories, time travel and otherworldly weirdness.
He was shortlisted in the 2018 Grindstone Literary International Novel Competition and has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Storgy, Dark Tales, Theme of Absence and Suspense Magazine. He was also shortlisted in the Aeon Award Contest, highly commended by Writers’ Forum, and won second prize in the inaugural To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition.
He grew up in Farnborough, Hampshire, a town he says has as much character as a broccoli. He’s since moved to the “much more interesting and charming” Haslemere in Surrey.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your fabulous review! Great to have you on the tour. Very happy to read that you likened the dynamic between Ferro and Jennifer to Mulder/Scully and the Doctor/companion! That's just what I was going for! :)

    Am working on Million Eyes II as we speak! :)

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    1. You're very welcome! :) Looking forward to book two!

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